134 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 10:23 am

    watch how coulter does the effing ‘pivot’ now

  2. 2 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 10:23 am

    • 3 cd4biden
      August 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

      GM TOD, and congrats on first amk.

      If you think back, this is fairly typical with modern day presidents. Nixon was disgraced, so he pretty much just hid out. Ford retired and played golf. Carter works with Habitat for Humanity and goes around the world working on peace. Reagan goes riding at his ranch. GHWB retires to wherever he lives. WJC starts a foundation that saves lives. GWB learns to paint pictures. If you look at this trend, Republican presidents do nothing after their term(s) in office. Democrats continue to work to make the world a better place. One more reason we need to keep electing Democrats to the presidency.

      Have a good day everyone. {{{NW}}}. {{{Chips}}}

      • 4 GGail
        August 25, 2016 at 11:58 am

        Good morning Cathleen, excellent observation! Thanks for pointing it out. {{{hugs}}}

        • 5 cd4biden
          August 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm

          Good morning to you Gail. Of course I guess I should point out that Betty Ford, First Lady, started the Betty Ford clinic in Palm Springs, a clinic that is now huge and very important to that community. But the hubby pretty much played golf. I’ll have to see if any of the other Republican First Ladies did anything to help people once they were out of office. Time for some research.

  3. August 25, 2016 at 10:25 am

    i can feel her in that dress…..

    #YesWECan

  4. 13 Roberta in MN
    August 25, 2016 at 10:26 am

    GM Nerdy. Thank you for all you do for TOD. been readying but not commenting. There is some real garbage on the tubes about the money sent to Iran. My gawd the comments were just sickening, almost wanted to throw up. Have a good day today. Andy other busy one. Just a lul in the storm.

  5. 14 desertflower
    August 25, 2016 at 10:31 am

  6. 15 Ladyhawke
    August 25, 2016 at 10:32 am

  7. 16 desertflower
    August 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

  8. August 25, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Caught the very end of Bill Press Show. Just in time to hear him talk about the “perceptions” and “optics” so “that’s why the Clinton Foundation should be shutdown.” GAWD! These people make me sick. Sigh……….

    • 18 Linda
      August 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

      It seems to me that the media is the only sector saying that.

    • August 25, 2016 at 10:43 am

      And, see trending on Twitter that the Today Show staff was embarrassed by Al Roker’s comments about Ryan Lochte. Well cry me a river. White privilege on full display. Good for Roker and bless him. Hope he never apologizes and “walks back his comments.”

      • 20 catrst
        August 26, 2016 at 7:38 am

        When you see those comments about Lochte and thank God, do a happy dance and want to hug Al Roker and at the same time notice the confusion on the faces of those that typically enable the white privilege and want to tell them off, what does that say about you. Inquiring minds would like to know.

    • 21 amk for obama
      August 25, 2016 at 10:48 am

      loony left gonna do what loony left does and fails at.

      • 22 catrst
        August 26, 2016 at 7:39 am

        One thing I’m grateful for is the awareness of what you just described. I have to thank Sanders for my complete convincement.

    • 23 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      August 25, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I’M TIRED OF THE ARGUMENT…CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FOUNDATION AND IT WILL GO AWAY…IT’S JUST A NAME..USE SOMETHING ELSE..ALL THIS CLINTON JUNK JUST DRAGS ON AND OF COURSE..IT WILL DAMAGE THE ELECTION. CHELSEA’S CHARITY SOUNDS GOOD TO ME..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  9. 24 desertflower
    August 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Must Read and share….mostly because of this. He was directing this to DT…

  10. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    August 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Good morning, TODville. Hugs to NW and Chips! Love ya!

  11. 33 vcprezofan2
    August 25, 2016 at 10:53 am

    A very ‘GOOD (Thurs)DAY’ to everyone, including our hardworking BT! 🙂

    Happy centennial to the NPS (I do so enjoy the department’s lovely pictures and it’s relentless support of all the President’s admin has done)!

    • 34 cd4biden
      August 25, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Thanks for this vc, and for your weekly postings from DOI. I love watching them.

      How ar you doing now that offspring is back in school? I see from your chats with amk that it hasn’t hurt your sense of humor.

      • 35 vcprezofan2
        August 25, 2016 at 11:13 am

        Morning, CD; Glad I am that you enjoy DOI vid clips. 😀 They are so good they make me feel envious that we of the north don’t showcase our natural beauty in a similar fashion.

        Re offspring’s desertion, I’m managing – no cooking or conversation if I don’t want to. 😀 😀

        In all seriousness, I’m fine. Offspring is a great companion because we are both relatively quiet/low key persons who generally just roll with the punches – together or apart. In the last unplanned two weeks, we did however bemoan the fact that we rushed through West Wing and then couldn’t find anything comparable we both liked. What with DC travel, meeting friends, and WW, we had a terrific summer together, however. Life’s good. 🙂 🙂

        How is the granddaughter – walking and talking, yet? 😉 I bet you had a terrific time together!

        • 36 cd4biden
          August 25, 2016 at 11:50 am

          I agree that it is hard to find something to watch after WW. I did enjoy Foyle’s War, which is a British crime series during WWII. Little to no language of the kind you don’t like. Check that one out. Our library has the entire series, so perhaps you can find it there.

          And my granddaughter, thank you for asking, is standing and wanting to walk, though only 8 months old. Her mother walked at 8 months, and ran at 9 months. I haven’t been able to keep up with her since. I love watching how the gd is so proud of herself for things like only holding on with one hand when standing. She is a very happy baby, and on my recent visit she went into fits of laughter, full on unstoppable laughter, at me down on the floor on all fours, trying to get her toys out from under the sofa. I think this is a precursor of the effect I will have on her whenever I try to discipline her in the future. My goose is already cooked, at 8 months of age. Oh well.

          • 37 vcprezofan2
            August 25, 2016 at 11:59 am

            Happy babies are a *treat* aren’t they? I generally think parents have hit *a* nail on the head when they can create an environment that relaxes a baby [and yes, I do know that sometimes colic makes that virtually impossible].

            “I think this is a precursor of the effect” – Nah, it’s a precursor of the fact that she’ll laugh *with you* in happy moments. 😀

            • 38 cd4biden
              August 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm

              Oh thank goodness! I will hold onto that hope instead of the one I put forward. I look forward to laughing with her so much. She has one of those horse little heh heh laughs that just cracks us all up.
              I must stop or I will get bounced off the site by NW for writing paragraphs and paragraphs about her. 🙂

              • 39 vcprezofan2
                August 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm

                😀 😀

                No bouncing from site – happy news is welcomed here. It would be the perfect antidote to DT’s garbage (perfectly relevant too) and not only because your gd is part if our future. 🙂 🙂 🙂

              • 40 vcprezofan2
                August 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm

                I’m suddenly thinking a short story each week from ONE of our many TOD grandparents would be a wonderful reminder of why we are ‘in it to win it’, as well as a reminder that DT is poison as he’s trying to destroy their country.

        • 41 whenpamelawandered
          August 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm

          ❤🕉💞🕉❤

          • 42 vcprezofan2
            August 25, 2016 at 1:16 pm

            Greetings and blessings, P. [One of these days I’ll take lessons in your new symbolic language which normally I can barely decipher.] 🙂

            • 43 whenpamelawandered
              August 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm

              Gotta speed up with this, VC. I read months ago, emojis are the new hieroglyphics, and will shortly become the only way we communicate via mobile devices.. I practice diligently, no way I want to be left behind in the 20th Century, with all the neanderthals still stumbling around back there…. ❤

              • 44 vcprezofan2
                August 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

                Hmmm, I see a parting of the ways coming, P, as I still only turn on my ‘mobile device’ when *I* want to make a call or send a text AND then I still use *real* sentences. I’m a perfect candidate for the adage ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’…..when s/he doesn’t want to learn. 😉

    • August 25, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Luv that you share them on TOD! What an honor. . .

      • 51 vcprezofan2
        August 25, 2016 at 11:46 am

        MP, CM. @Interior does such a terrific job. Wish I knew the channels to prod *our* outdoors people to do something similar. Maybe I’ll do some research one of these days when I’m free. 😉

        Have a great Thursday!

        • August 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm

          Happy Thursday to you too. I hope the Twitter account stays open after Jan. 20. . .
          😟

          • 53 vcprezofan2
            August 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm

            I hope so too CM, though by then I think I’m going to seriously try to see if *we* have, or can be coaxed into developing something with parallel intent.

        • 54 Betsy
          August 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm

          Beautiful picture of Toronto, Ontario. My sister-in-law has a house in Niagara-on-the-Lake that sometimes had this view. Love it.

          • 55 Betsy
            August 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm

            Only from further away and this looks like it was taken from Center Island.

          • 56 vcprezofan2
            August 25, 2016 at 7:46 pm

            Yea, Betsy, I was saying to CarolMae earlier that I may have to bestir myself to see if I could get *my* government to stand behind some pics & info on *our* natural beauty. 😀 😀 /shrug/Being me tho, it’ll likely be an idea that goes no further.

            • 57 Betsy
              August 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm

              It doesn’t hurt to try, however. I like Justin Trudeau and I think he’s trying but Harper did a lot of damage, so…..

  12. 58 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 25, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I LOVE THAT DRESS AND LOVE TO WEAR MY OBAMA SHIRTS..I ENJOY SEEING BLOOD CURDLE FROM PASSERS-BY!

  13. 59 arapaho415
    August 25, 2016 at 11:12 am

    GM TODville.

    Just a heads up for those who have the opportunity to watch daily WHPB.

    White House press briefing will be early today, at 8:30am PDT (11:30am EDT), per whitehouse.gov/live. (Wonder if it’s rescheduled to not conflict with HRC speech today vs. alt-right, no doubt WH staff preparing popcorn now.)

    And whoaaaaaaaaaaa — HRC is cranking up the heat today (in Reno NV, if I’m not mistaken):

  14. 60 arapaho415
    August 25, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Hey guys, I got a “like” from @Schultz 44: 🙂

    On this, which I posted here yesterday:

    more…

  15. 63 Judith Fardig
    August 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Congrats, AMK!

  16. August 25, 2016 at 11:28 am

    This video guaranteed to make you weep.

  17. August 25, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Gorgeous video!!

  18. 74 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD!! Congrats to Mr. amk on #1, and Happy Thursday everyone! 🙂

  19. 75 Linda
    August 25, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Craig Melvin to Trump surrogate Boris Epstyn :

    ” We are out of time, but, everything you just said is NOT true “. Thanks for coming on .

  20. 77 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Hospitals in the US city of Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed by a gunman in June.

    They say they will write off about $5.5m (£4.2m) in medical care expenses.

    After the attack by Omar Mateen on 12 June, 53 people needed immediate medical attention.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37182608

  21. 79 Linda
    August 25, 2016 at 11:51 am

    A new ad highlighting Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) work in helping disadvantaged children in his state appears to feature black children from a school in Africa, not North Carolina.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/richard-burr-ad-features-kids-from-africa

  22. 81 Linda
    August 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Trump is not on the ballot in Minnesota and the deadline is Monday

  23. August 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  24. 92 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  25. 93 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  26. 94 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    ok, I am done here.

  27. August 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD! I’m usually not one to laugh at others’ misfortunes, however, …

  28. August 25, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  29. 99 Ladyhawke
    August 25, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  30. 100 Ladyhawke
    August 25, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  31. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    August 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    • 103 Ladyhawke
      August 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Donna. Great to see Joy Reid breaking it down so succinctly. She is awesome. I would like to see her interview KellyAnne Conway.

  32. August 25, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    People always act insane around elections, but this time the level of crazy is so far off the charts, we need Voyager I to track it.
    #TheCultOfBernie hangers-on need some serious mental health help. It’s getting a little scary, between them, and the Trumpers with all their collective Hillary hate. I’ve honestly never seen so many people, so far in denial when the facts are staring them in the face. It’s as if everyone has turned off their brains. “LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU.”

    While I know the Trumpers are certifiable, but the BernieEmos have lost their minds, even calling this amazing blog – “fan fiction.” Seriously? Then I wonder who stages all these fake photos and news stories that are posted here? Where do they find the time or funds? Fake White House? It’s a set? Honestly, the level of denial isn’t healthy.

    Screaming that anyone who donated to the Clinton Foundation MUST want something in return. WTF? Do these people demand cash when donating blood to the Red Cross? Or when dropping off stuff at Goodwill? Are they all so stupid they don’t know what the words “donation”, “charity”, and “gift” even mean?

    They probably think this is Fan Fiction too, just because it goes against their firmly held belief in every word Rove has ever said about the Clintons. https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-and-metrics/bill-hillary-chelsea-clinton-foundation/478

    It’s getting hard to watch the regular local news, because they’ve gotten so fucking lazy, they just repeat crap without ever vetting it.

    The collective stupid will kill us.

    • 105 GGail
      August 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Tally, it is so good to “read” you. I’ve missed reading your comments. They are a mixture of truth and hilarity. Thank you 🙂

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      August 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      I have to turn off NPR because the sarcasim the voices of the newstainers makes me sick to my stomach. I guess the Trump Foundation that only ENRICHES Trump companies is “smart business” sense. When DT gives so little to charities but is able to maintain a charitiable organization. Excuse the misspellings I am upset!

      • 108 GGail
        August 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm

        {{{jojo}}} breathe.

      • August 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm

        I’m right there with you. They’ve gotten super sloppy over at Ch5 news… I was yelling at my tv the other morning.

        • 110 Betsy
          August 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm

          I can’t watch the news on TV anymore, local or cable. Too hard on my blood pressure! I just read TOD and twitter which gives me a really good idea of what’s gone on that day. Sometimes I check the Yahoo page but often have yelled at it, lol.

    • 111 arapaho415
      August 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      GM Tally.

      DJT is appalling, as is the “who me?” GOP that created this literal monster.

      MSM is no better, and AP should apologize or else lose their credentials (don’t know how the credential process works, but they haven’t been journalists this week):

  33. 114 Linda
    August 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Democrat Hillary Clinton tops the magical 50 percent mark among American likely voters, leading Republican Donald Trump 51 – 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

    Hillary Clinton leading by ten is very bad news for the Republican nominee, but what is even worse is that 90% of those polled have already made up their minds. Only 9% of respondents said that they are open to changing their minds. This means that even if Trump got all of the people who could change their minds to support him, he would still be losing to Clinton.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/25/trumps-favorite-poll-delivered-devastating-one-two-punch-republican-party.html

  34. 115 JER
    August 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    • August 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Looking forward to hearing Hillary speak, I was just about to ask if anyone knew the time she was to speak. I was listening to First Lady Michelle Obama DNC speech, I’ll go back and finish till Hillary speak.

  35. 117 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  36. 118 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  37. August 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Coulter Goes to War with Trump And It Is Glorious

    By JOSH MARSHALL
    PublishedAUGUST 25, 2016, 12:47 AM EDT
    21881Views
    Liberals may die tonight because there are limited supplies of those injections they give you for acute schadenfreude toxicity. Ann Coulter has been Donald Trump’s biggest New York City white nationalist supporter. She’s transformed toadying into a militant act. Just today her new book In Trump We Trust was released, a genuflecting, tour de force of leader principle obsequiousness. As many have noted, in the book itself she writes that Trump can do anything, change his position on anything – none of it matters. She and they are that devoted. Everything except shift on immigration.

    So today, the very day her book comes out he shambles his way to embracing the Rubio/Bush ‘Amnesty’ agenda he spent the last year railing against and using as a cudgel to destroy the Republican establishment’s favored ones. She even had an opening book party hosted by Breitbart.

  38. August 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm

  39. 121 JER
    August 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm


    SOON: Hillary Clinton Delivers Remarks in Reno, Nev. http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

    • 122 idon
      August 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I flipped to cspan but they’re showing racist TRump’s rally so I switched back to OWNTV I’ll have to catch the highlights here

  40. 123 Nena20409
    August 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Hello TODville Community.
    It’s a Glorious day in MN, with Blue Sky, loads of Sunshine, Light Breeze, just Gorgeous.
    Thanks, NW for your Stewardship. Obrigada, Lady, Wonka!
    Congrats, Amk on your Golden ⭐
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    Sorry that I missed Josh "The Voice" Earnest presser today. I will post the Video as soon as it's made available.
    Here's a C-SPAN version.

  41. 124 Nena20409
    August 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm

  42. August 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Hillary gave a good speech about that racists bigot Donald J. Trump.

  43. 127 Nena20409
    August 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm

  44. August 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    • August 25, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      This makes me sick and furious. It is here in Knox County. The historical marker behind these fools is about William Blount. Lord, help us. This is crazy.

  45. August 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Hillary handed Trump his ass today. From this day forward Trump and every GOP candidate should have to answer for every racist and anti-semitic thing that Breitbart has published.

  46. 131 Nena20409
    August 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  47. 133 Nena20409
    August 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm

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